Wild Herbs of New Mexico Series

Class Details

This course has been modified due to COVID-19 adjustments. See UPDATE below.

This course is a 3 part series, in which you will learn about wild medicinal plants from a variety of habitats in central New Mexico in 1 classroom session and 2 field trips.

Through this series we will explore plant communities of the Bosque, the Sandias, and the West Mesa.

The classroom session will include discussions on the wild habitat, landscape history, and ecological issues for selected medicinal plants of the 3 regions. The herb walks take place in the wild areas surrounding Albuquerque and focus on plant identification and medicinal plant uses. This class is an excellent companion for the Ecological Herbalism Series offered both semesters.

*UPDATE: COVID-19 ADJUSTMENT: This course is now being offered as 2 online field trips via Zoom. Field trips will take place on the West Mesa for an introduction to desert plants and also in the East Mountains getting to know higher elevation plants. Discussion will focus on medicinal uses for plants as well as ecological considerations for each species. The classroom session is omitted. See the new class dates and reduced price below.

Also see our additional field classes: medicinal garden, local weeds, and the Bosque.

  • Class Dates: Saturday April 25 (10am-12noon) and Saturday May 30 (10am-12noon)
  • Cost: $45
  • Classroom Location: Online via Zoom
  • Space is limited! Registration is required.



Dara Saville

Dara Saville